Most people think they are above average. Think about that. It's pretty funny. There is literally no way it can be true. We think more highly of ourselves than is factually warranted. It makes sense. I think we see it everywhere. We’re a pretty confident bunch. We’re fairly certain that what we believe is “right”. [...]
Sometimes it is necessary to throw out some things. But almost never do we need to throw out everything. The bathwater can go, but the baby should probably stay. It would be hard to explain how the baby disappeared anyway. So, in this process of sorting through what stays and what goes, let’s be patient. [...]
Questioning, by nature, causes people to think more deeply. When we ask questions, it spurs contemplation. Questions unlock thoughtfulness. Questions create intentionality. Questions must be followed by the seeking of answers. Even if answers aren’t found, the seeking is the point. Consciousness and the ability to reflect on our lives is humanity’s gift. It’s what [...]
We’re all in this together. We are the human tribe. We’ve all shown up on this planet without a roadmap. Side-by-side, we’re piecing together the answers to life’s big questions. Your journey is helpful to me. It encourages, it teaches, it challenges my understanding. My journey is helpful to you. We can compare notes, swap [...]
Some people don’t understand. That’s okay. They ask, “Why?” I wasn’t exactly sure for a while. And I still haven’t “nailed it.” But I have some thoughts. For thousands of years, people have asked life’s biggest questions. Why am I here? How did I get here? What is the meaning of life? What is a [...]
Given our choice the easy way seems more appealing. We know there is a better life out there, but it seems hard.
It’s a cheesy and overused metaphor, but it feels more poignant when you’ve seen the “Recalculating route…” message come up over your faith and life.
It's been about twenty-four hours into this September Challenge to #StopSucking. I've already failed. I was out to eat with my parents and didn't even think about the straw the waitress handed me. It was an automatic response. I took the paper off and plunged it into my unsweetened iced tea. I want to mention [...]
I apologize for that click-bait title. I try not to do that too much! But, he said it himself in this recent video: If you didn't click on the video, I'll fill you in on the joke. CNN's Van Jones sucks...on plastic, single-use straws. The #StopSucking PSA is a commitment to do our level best [...]
I could not have had a better morning. I’ll readily admit that I typically avoid making eye contact with people asking for money. It can feel awkward. I feel trapped and put on the spot. Am I going to give up some of my money to a stranger? Am I going to just ignore this [...]